—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —Rachel Isum and Jack Roosevelt Robinson met in 1941, when she was a freshman-nursing student and he a senior and star athlete at the University of California, Los Angeles. They became engaged as Jackie went into the Army as a private and left as a commissioned officer and a tank commander. Rachel finished her five years of college and nursing school and graduated in June 1944 with the Florence Nightingale Award for clinical excellence. Rachel and Jackie were married on February 10, 1946. Mrs. Robinson is credited with providing the capacity to Jackie to endure the physical and emotional trials in his career. Rachel and Jackie had three children, Jackie, Jr. (tragically killed in an automobile accident), Sharon, and David. Rachel is the founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides scholarship and leadership skills programs for minority and underprivileged youths.
|Placed By||Daytona Beach, Florida|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 498371 N 3231219|
|Decimal Degrees||29.20970000, -81.01675000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 12.582', W 81° 1.005'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 12' 34.92" N, 81° 1' 0.29999999999999" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 105 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, US|
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